Saturday, 6 July 2013

trouble with sestinas (girl on a road)

Ferron on writing

You Know
I can remember saying to my mother,
“I’m gonna write my own songs,”
 and she said,
“well, why?
There’s a lot of good songs already written.”
Not very encouraging.
But, I knew why:
because none of them had me in it.


Text from interview in film, Ferron: Girl on a Road
a film by Gerry Rogers, Augusta Productions

visit Ferron Online

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paganmaestro Uploaded on Nov 28, 2009 
"I read this book about how some scientists tried to get primates to paint. For 10 years they worked on it, and nothing happened. Then, one of the monkeys suddenly began to paint, and what it painted were the bars of its cage. So, in my writing, I believe I'm painting the bars of my cage so that I can get out. This is something you have to get done before you can meaningfully move on in any way." -Ferron

Ferron's website is Her work is available to purchase there.

Note: All non-Ferron photos are by Doug Lang. 

  Uploaded on Apr 4, 2008
the wise Ferron speaks about writing.

see also:

Ferron: Girl on a Road (trailer) directed by Gerry Rogers


1 comment:

Joanne Arnott said...

new link for top vid